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Hello, I'm The Bottleneck Coach

I work with entrepreneurs and get them unstuck when they become the bottleneck in their business

I'm passionate about coaching, mentoring and entrepreneurship

My favorite quote: 

”In the middle of difficulty, lies opportunity".

Albert Einstein

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> 23 Years of Experience Running SMEs

Find a partner who speaks the same entrepreneurial language and understands what it means to be an entrepreneur

Strong Business Skills

Develop your leadership,  business strategy, sales, and financial management competencies.

Critical Thinking

Take a step back, make sense of the big picture, ask the right questions, and focus on what matters the most. 

Laurent Notin entrepreneur coach walking in the street of Helsinki

People-Centric

Become a better entrepreneur. Release your potential through coaching, mentoring, and training.

Practical & Realistic

Receive first-hand no-fluff business experience

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I am a French national who left France at 23, spent 20 years in South-East Asia, before relocating to Finland in the summer of 2019. 

My professional background is in market research and advertising, where I ran small businesses of up to 150 people across 3 countries.  

My father was an entrepreneur, and so was his own father. I've always worked for entrepreneurs myself (the kind that gives you the keys and asks you to run their business on their behalf as if it were yours), then became a minority shareholder in an advertising agency before starting my own entrepreneurship journey. 

 

I've always cared more about others than about myself. I've developed a passion for coaching, mentoring, advising and training people throughout the years.  Combined with my entrepreneurial mindset, becoming a coach to entrepreneurs just made sense. 

Results Orientated

Stop moving and get things done

Today, I combine my experience and expertise to unlock entrepreneurs from situations they create when they become the bottleneck in their business. 

How do I do it?

  • Advising: I provide no-fluff, practical tips, training, steer, and advice about tackling entrepreneur bottlenecks. 

  • Supporting: I enable entrepreneurs to pause, zoom out of their businesses, and look at the big picture instead of the day-to-day operations. We seek out solutions together, focusing on what matters most instead of being lost in details.

  • Inspiring: I create valuable content, because, like anybody else, business owners need to refill their inspiration bucket from time to time.

 

  • Asking: Above all else, I ask questions, a lot of them, and challenging ones.  

Laurent Notin, no-fluff coach for entrepreneurs

High Business Ethics

Become accountable for yourself

Continuously learning to better advise my clients

What do I do?

I host Inter:views, Cracking The Entrepreneur Bottleneck podcast. The entrepreneur bottleneck is real, and I want to help (wannabe) entrepreneurs better navigate their complex entrepreneurial journey.

I'm The Bottleneck Coach,  helping entrepreneurs get unstuck through coaching. My approach is unique as I combine coaching techniques with practical advice based on more than 20 years of experience running companies combined with top-notch insights I learn from my podcast guests. 

I also produce regular content for entrepreneurs:

I am an Oxygen Advantage Functional Breathing Instructor. Just as the best athletes pay attention to the way they breathe, you must learn to do the same as an entrepreneur. I can provide scientific breathwork and work with entrepreneurs to optimize health, mental clarity, and performance.

Last but not least, giving back and transmitting my knowledge is also an essential element of who I am. 

That's why I'm actively involved in the start-up community, supporting young (and not so young) entrepreneurs living their dreams: I'm a Start-up Mentor in several organizations such as Red Brick and Nordic Start-up Ventures.

Continuous Learner

Discover new entrepreneurial tools 

What makes me relevant?

I have always cared more about others than I care about myself. I love talking about issues with people, trying to find solutions together, or teaching them something new. I'm genuinely curious about people and interested in their successes. 

Half of my career was spent in the market research industry. It taught me one critical skill: asking questions. With the right questions comes the right answers. Questions are the pieces that link my work all together. The higher the quality of my questions, the more impact I make.

I've always worked for entrepreneurs before becoming one myself. I started managing small companies early in my career with little help from the owners. I had to figure it out and acquire new skills by myself. I tackled the entrepreneur bottleneck. I experienced great successes and failures. I speak the same language as the entrepreneur because I sat in their seats.

In 2014, I fell into CrossFit, and it literally changed my life. It saved me from burnout and gave me the discipline I was lacking to take care of my body better. I have since been the fittest version of myself. I incorporate what I learn from it (e.g., discipline, challenge, time, wellness) into my work because physical fitness is one way to prevent becoming the bottleneck in your business.

I've been practicing introspection for more than 11 years. Introspection is the examination or observation of my own mental and emotional processes. I've been learning to identify and control my emotions. Emotional Intelligence (EQ) is a skill that every entrepreneur needs to develop if they want to address their bottlenecks. 

Laurent Notin in a coaching session with entrepreneur clients

Don't underestimate the real impact of your bottlenecks on your business

You might be facing bottlenecks that you're not even aware of. If left unaddressed, bottlenecks can damage your business. So, don't take any chances; complete The Bottleneck Index scorecard and find out your bottleneck score now!

 

Answer 19 simple questions, and get a personalized report.

  • It only takes 2 minutes

  • It’s completely free

  • You'll receive your customised results instantly

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This is what happens when you become the bottleneck in your business:

How much of a bottleneck are you? 👇

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